Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs anywhere in the urinary tract. Depending on the location of the infection within the urinary tract, the infection has a specific name. Common sites for a Urinary Tract Infection include the bladder (cystitis or bladder infection), kidneys (pyelonephritis or kidney infection), ureters (rare infections occur in the tubes which take urine from kidneys to the bladder), and urethra (urethritis). Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria which enters the urethra and consequently, the bladder. This leads to infection of the bladder itself, which often leads to kidney infection.